Yury Darashkevich

Born 1962 in Asipovichi, Belarus


It is all about motions and emotions that shape the fragile and unstable element of the human consciousness such as BEAUTY. Being a visual artist, I try to recreate the path of our intuition, which gives us visual preferences and shapes our definition of IDEAL. I guide the process of when a subject (model) becomes an image (painting/photo) and the 2D image transforms into the 3D object (ARTWORK). My works are about visual perception and the ways in which human forms respond to the color, line, shape, texture or pattern. I collect loose emotions as purposely-scattered elements of the image, and bring them back together to discover the definition of ALTERED beauty


Solo Exhibitions

2014  Solo show Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010  “Her” Gallery One, Toronto, ON

2010  “Mystic Point” Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

2005  Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON (group)

2004  “Art by the Cup” Lydia Monaro Gallery, Montreal, QC
“Group Show and Auction” Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
Milwaukee Art Museum, “Lakefront Art Festival”, Milwaukee, WI (group)

2003  “Water” Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON (group)
            “Shadow of Water”, Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2001  “The Quest for One’s Own Vessel”, Peterson Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999  “Introduction”, Prime Gallery, Toronto

1998  “Bremen Daybook”, Goethe Institute, Bremen, Germany
“A Little Blue”, Podkova Lesna Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1996  “New Grail”, 6-Line Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
“Cups, Search #2”, Villa Weiner Gallery, Rheine, Germany

1995  “Cups, Search #1”, National Art Museum of Belarus, Minsk
“Brown Women”, Exhibition Place JEC International, Turin, Italy
“Brown Square”, Republican Art Gallery, Minsk

1994  “Cups and Dames”, Palace of Arts, Minsk



2009  Best in Show Award, SCA Members's Exhibition, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada 

2002  Artist of the Month, “Liquitex” Awards and Grants Program, USA 

2000  Second Prize, 10th International Art Competition, Havre-de-Grace, USA
Second Prize, Kreft National Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor, USA

1999  Award of Excellence, “Manhattan Arts International Magazine” Annual Art Competition, NY, USA

Best In Show, Artfocus Magazine 8th Annual Fall Artist’s Show, Toronto

1995  Grant from the "Soros Foundation"
First Prize, White Art Festival, Minsk, Belarus

1993  First Prize, Advertising 93 Competition, Kiev, Ukraine

Selected Exhibitions

Aurion Capital Management, Canada
Lakeshore Memorial Library, Canada
Multiple Arte Gallery, Spain
Tanja Collections, Holland
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk
The National Art Museum of Belarus
Volks Bank, Germany
Kloster Bentlage, Germany


Noel Meyer, “New Frontiers in Canada”, “Magazin Art” #4/ Summer 2006, p.127-130
Dorota Kozinska, “Contained Freedom”, “Parcours”, Autumn 2003, p.9
Jean Dumont, “La Lumiere avant tout”, “Parcour”, Autumn 2003, p. 7-8
Robert Bernier, “La fluidite des sens”, “Parcour”, hiver 2002, p. 37-47
Dorota Kozinska, “Art by the Cup”, “Parcour”, hiver 2002, p.41-44
Mary Ann Wilkinson, “2000 Kreft National Juried Exhibition”, Kreft Gallery catalog, 2000
Martin Rehkopp, “Kunstprojekt Texte” Kulturforum Rheine, 1998, p. 13-15
Frauke Fischer, “Bremer Tagebuchs” “Weserkurier”, 14 January, 1998
“The Belarusian Encyclopedia” book #6, p. 51
“The Encyclopedia of Art and Design”, Minsk, p. 46